Downtown Benton Harbor - Historic Arts District and Main Street The Urban Core of Southwest Michigan, located along the Paw Paw River and Lake Michigan. Benton Harbor has a vibrant Main Street and Arts District that have experienced significant private investment and growth. New, modern living options at Saranac Flats, The Sheffield at City Center and Quarternote Lofts along with dining and entertainment options including The Livery, Mason Jar, The Phoenix, Houndstooth Restaurant, North Pier Brewing, the Citadel and Ghostlight Theatre dot the city landscape. If outdoor activity and family fun are what you're after, Benton Harbor has unique experiences for all ages. Home to Harbor Shores, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and host to the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, Benton Harbor is unlike any other community. And if relaxing is more your style, The Inn at Harbor Shores combines luxury accommodations with recreation activities utilizing the St. Joseph River, Paw Paw River and beautiful Lake Michigan, not to mention there are over 12 miles of public walking trails within the resort. But this is only just the beginning . . . Benton Harbor is a come back city, and it is on the move. There have been several mixed-use developments in the city in the last several years, all bringing new housing, new investment and new taxpayers to Benton Harbor. Building on the momentum that has been created by recent developments, Benton Harbor is a destination for developers looking for a positive, long-term return on their investment. If Downtown Benton Harbor is chosen to win the America's Main Streets Contest, the money will be used for a marketing campaign that will promote Main Street and the Arts District. The goal of the campaign would be to draw more people to the downtown area, ensuring the continuation of the recent momentum and ultimately making Downtown Benton Harbor the best place to live, work and play!